Definition of casebook in English:



  • 1A written record of cases dealt with, especially one kept by a doctor or investigator.

    • ‘Written in a lucid, reader-friendly way, the casebook is targeted at all mental health professionals.’
    • ‘Dr Finlay's casebook has been replaced by a bulky shares portfolio, but that does not mean the medical profession is in thrall to market forces - quite the reverse.’
    • ‘Despite her clinical background, though, Bloom wanted to keep the curious, humanist tone of the essay, rather than creating a psychological casebook.’
    • ‘The plot is strained and the back-stories of deprivation can feel like a counsellor's casebook, yet most of the characters have the ring of truth and Coghlan has an ear for street talk.’
    • ‘Data concerning medical complications were taken from the women's casebooks.’
    • ‘His dodgy memoirs are ultimately more thrilling than the open-and-shut casebook of Sherlock Holmes.’
    • ‘He supplies the obligatory introductory material before providing four meaty chapters fashioned in the style of casebooks.’
    • ‘These poems read like some private investigator's casebook in which it soon becomes apparent that he's forgotten who's employing him, why he was employed, and what the hell is going on.’
    • ‘Friends refused to give up and studied Holmes's casebook.’
    • ‘You can read more about it in a rich online casebook published, like the novel itself, by Dalkey Archive.’
    • ‘Another good read is Attention to Detail (Jacqui Small, £25) which is just that: a casebook of solutions to the question of design details that is functional as well as decorative.’
    • ‘The casebook of Chief Detective Inspector Robert Fabian of Scotland Yard.’
    • ‘One Tayside GP, who wanted to remain anonymous, opened his casebook on recent patients to Scotland on Sunday.’
    • ‘The name Sheldon appears alongside those of Shakespeare's friends in Warwickshire indentures and conveyances, and in the medical casebook of Shakespeare's son-in-law, Dr John Hall of Stratford.’
    • ‘Much of what I read in Mousley's casebook did not seem relevant to my experience of reading Donne's religious works.’
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    1. 1.1 A book containing extracts of important legal cases.
      • ‘This casebook focuses on treatment of children who have experienced or witnessed violent or terrorist acts.’
      • ‘A judge who knows that few people will scrutinize his legal reasoning is more likely to take a bribe than one mindful of observers armed with casebooks and citations.’
      • ‘In her family law casebook, she catalogues an interesting array of modern cases in which a divorce was granted on grounds of cruelty.’
      • ‘The first was Crime Science, which teaches science concepts through the medium of forensic anthropology and crime casebooks.’
      • ‘Perhaps the most important aspect of the casebook, according to McDaniel, is its inclusion of each author's thinking and decision-making in relation to each case.’
      • ‘I was mistakenly daunted when I saw its size and noted that it was a casebook - a book with excerpts from court decisions and comments on them.’
      • ‘I'm writing a casebook on Computer Crime law for West right now, and I can attest to the need for scholarly input; anyone who writes something in the field can make an important contribution.’
      • ‘I suspect that others have tried this in other disciplines, but I think this is pretty original for law casebooks.’
      • ‘Some 40 law schools, including Harvard, University of California, Berkeley, and Rutgers, offer classes in the subject, and there is both an animal law review and an animal law casebook.’
      • ‘The report, which includes stories from their casebooks, will form part of the agency's response to the government's review of the 1974 Consumer Credit Act.’
      • ‘There is no doubt that tribes want to have at least a tribunal casebook - a historical record - on the basis of which they can negotiate with the Crown.’
      • ‘It is more like a book of reference, an anthology of political and moral reasoning, or a casebook on a complex topic.’
      • ‘I still have read nearly none of the text book and my casebook is still in shrinkwrap but I've gone through all the lecture and seminar stuff and I have 7000 words of case summaries.’
      • ‘It's probably something that, by its profile alone, is destined to end up in law school casebooks.’
    2. 1.2US A book containing a selection of source materials on a particular subject, used as a reference work or in teaching.
      • ‘Reading the cases for today's First Amendment class, I came across the epigraph for NEA v. Finley in my casebook.’
      • ‘But Enron ought to be seen as the casebook for fundamental reform.’
      • ‘The casebook would be particularly helpful to answer questions by community representatives and other REB members who may be unfamiliar with the range of accepted practices within psychology.’
      • ‘This year's repeated mistake concerned a portion of a note case that is not in the casebook and that we never discussed in class.’
      • ‘Fair enough, as I hardly penalize students for reading and referencing material not contained in the casebook.’
      • ‘Again we have a casebook of rhyme and off-rhyme: Abraham/ram; lamb of God/sanctified; Voice/price.’
      • ‘For as long as I can remember, some composition courses have been organized around a topic or issue and a casebook reader.’
      • ‘Completely revised and updated, the second edition of this casebook and text focuses on the treatment of children who have experienced crises resulting from psychological, physical, or environmental events.’
      • ‘The casebook features tabs for documents, evidence and conversations, and so it makes it easy to keep track of and go back and review what you've learned.’
      • ‘But with the new edition of the casebook, I decided to do something that I hope will be more helpful to my adopters.’
      • ‘He said he used a 19-year-old edition of the Hart and Weschsler casebook at one point, ‘and it didn't matter - the questions were the same!’’
      • ‘I helped him put together a casebook on Anti-Terrorism and Criminal Enforcement, and he is advising me on the course I'm teaching on that subject next year.’